When adding a frame of eggs/brood to another hive (and assuming the queen isn't on this frame), do you need to get all the bees on the frame off, or can it go in with the bees on? I have four hives, 3 thriving and one just not going all that well. There are eggs, but not many; there's lots of brood in there, but not many drawn frames. i was in there today and there are 4 fully drawn frames (both sides) full of nectar and brood and pollen, and very few eggs. A couple of frames with partial comb drawn, with nectar stored in it, and very few eggs. No queen cells, although this hive has over the weeks built and taken down 3 or 4 queen cells that I've seen (maybe more that I haven't seen). It has a feeder on it, but they aren't drinking that down. They're just kind of putzy. This was a hive where I killed the queen by accident at installation; requeened 3 days later; everything seemed good after that (about 1 month ago) but it seems to have stalled and is a good 5 frames behind the other colony that I had installed the same day. So I'm thinking a full frame of eggs and brood won't hurt, could solve the problem even. Just don't know if I need to brush off the bees, or if they are okay to go in the other hive with the frame. Thanks!